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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. In this case, however, you’ll need to search through Google and book on Norwegian’s site. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
Norwegian’s deals are back, with flights between New York (JFK) and Berlin (SXF) on sale today. We usually hesitate a bit to share a Norwegian deal due to the stories of significant delays, rampant fees and surcharges, and even lack of redeemable miles for premium travel on other airlines, but sub-$400 flights to Berlin are very tempting.
Today’s deals seem to be focused on Norwegian’s New York to Berlin route, which flies through Norwegian’s Oslo-based hub. Fares start around $370 — but keep in mind that it is possible to save more by purchasing your ticket through the Norwegian version of the site (select “Norge” as your language). Prices will be displayed in Norwegian Krone (NOK), and you’ll be able to save at least a bit of money on each flight. The lowest outbound fares appear to be in February, though there are plenty of good deals to be had from November through April.
Keep in mind that Norwegian will also add a ton of fees for just about everything ranging from checked bags to food to an Amex transaction surcharge, so you might end up adding a bit more to your fare.
Route: JFK to SXF
Cost: $308+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2015 through April 2016
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of fares we found (before switching the country to Norway):
New York (JFK)-Berlin (SXF) for $373 on Norwegian:
New York (JFK)-Berlin (SXF) for $385 on Norwegian:
And after switching the country to Norway, the fare drops to $308:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.